Oxford mathematician points out shortcuts in Harvard talk

Marcus du Sautoy discussed his latest work “Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life,” with Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 4, 2021 ~5 min

Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases

Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says medical science has transformed ambitions for new vaccines.

Oct. 16, 2021 ~9 min

Nuclear fusion: Five sites shortlisted for UK energy plant

A final decision for the location of the UK's prototype fusion energy plant is due in 2022.

Oct. 14, 2021 ~3 min

There are over 7,000 English names for birds – here's what they teach us about our changing relationship with nature

Research suggests our names for birds reflect our changing relationship with the natural world: here's why that matters

Andrew Gosler, Professor of Ethno-ornithology, University of Oxford • conversation
June 18, 2021 ~8 min

'Sonic boom' in Dorset blamed on 'fireball meteor'

People in parts of south-west England report seeing a "streak of light" hurtling across the sky.

March 21, 2021 ~2 min

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?

Nov. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is cheaper than Pfizer's and Moderna's and doesn't require supercold temperature

There is now a third vaccine that prevents COVID-19 infections. It isn't quite as effective as the other two vaccines but it has advantages that may make it the frontrunner.

Sanjay Mishra, Project Coordinator & Staff Scientist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection

The large-scale trial is both a triumph and a disappointment, after other groups had better results.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

The results add to growing confidence that vaccination can end the pandemic.

Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Oxford: The soggy view from UK's oldest rain record

Like the country as a whole, Oxford's Radcliffe weather station recorded an extremely wet October.

Nov. 2, 2020 ~5 min